Hurt In A Motorcycle Wreck in Alabama?
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Motorcycle accidents are some of the most devastating wrecks we see, and in most cases, it's not the motorcyclists' fault. Too many Alabama motorists fail to share the road with the men and women who ride, most of whom are safe, responsible operators.
And after a wreck, your biggest adversary may not be the motorist who hurt you. You're up against their insurance company, and insurance companies are notorious for treating motorcyclists poorly. That's why you need an experienced Mobile motorcycle accident lawyer from Dean Waite & Associates, LLC on your side.
High stakes complicate motorcycle accident cases
The first thing you need to know about dealing with the insurance company after a motorcycle wreck is that these are almost always high-stakes cases for them. Because a motorcyclist's body is almost completely unprotected in the event of a collision, motorcycle wrecks usually involve catastrophic or fatal injuries. Some of the compensation you can pursue in a motorcycle wreck claim includes:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages if you can’t work due to your injuries
- Replacement services like childcare, cleaning and housework
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
These costs can easily be in the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. That means large claims for the insurance companies to pay - and they'll put their most experienced attorneys on the job to keep payments to a minimum. As soon as they see “motorcycle” on a claim, they gear up for a fight. You should do the same.
There is a bias that works against bikers
It's also important to keep in mind that there is often a bias against motorcyclists. Many insurance companies view bikers as irresponsible thrill-seekers, and that bias sometimes extends to juries as well. That means the insurance company may believe they can convince a jury that you were at least partially responsible for the wreck, and in a contributory negligence state such as Alabama, that means you can't recover any damages (financial compensation).
Because of those factors, you may think you have to take whatever the insurance company is willing to offer and be satisfied. But that's absolutely not the case. With an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you can take on the insurance companies and put yourself in a strong position to win. We know how to overcome those challenges and build a case for full compensation that the insurance company can’t ignore.
Don't let the insurance company push you around. Contact our law firm.
Our attorneys have the experience, legal knowledge and dedication needed to overcome those biases and secure sizable verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured motorcycle riders. We take a hard line in negotiations and at trial, and we thoroughly investigate every wreck to make sure we have the evidence needed to build a strong case. As soon as you contact us and retain our firm to represent you, we'll start doing the hard work needed to take on the insurance company.
Remember, if you're trying to handle the insurance on your own after a motorcycle accident, the deck is stacked against you. Level the playing field. Call (866) 434-5840 today for your free consultation with a Mobile motorcycle accident attorney.